I spent my Easter weekend on Guernsey, a Channel Island, visiting my extended family with my close family (I’ll be doing a blog post on our trip soon enough!). Whilst I was there, I was lucky enough to pick up some gorgeous books which I thought I would share with you all.
Overall, I came back with 4 books, a stack of poetry, and one small poetry pamphlet to share, so I’ll start with the books!
The first book I got was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, which is the first of a new series! I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and because I’d already finished the two I took away with me (we were away for 4 days, and I read the only books I had in the first two…) I bought another one. I didn’t actually end up starting this whilst away so it seems a bit of a wasted purchase, but I have been wanting to read it for a long time so I will definitely start it soon.
Next I picked up another copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I’ve already read this book but our copy has gone missing (this one is a shared book with my mum), and I want to reread it before I see the film that will come out soon! It’s such a great book, I highly recommend it.
This is one of the three books I was given (or on a very-long-term-loan) by my uncle. Todd Swift did a PhD at the university I’m currently studying at and my uncle recommended him to me. I haven’t had a chance to look through this yet but I’m excited to read it.
Another one from my uncle, this one I’m really excited to flick through! It has a condition on one side (say, heartbreak or anxiety) and a poem to “remedy” it on the other! I think I’m going to enjoy flicking through this one.
Moving away from books, this was also given to me by my uncle, and is a collection of poems on grey cards. I’ve had a look through and they’re also so unique – you can even see in this picture that some are different sizes, some have titles etc. I’m looking forward to delving into these, although I don’t quite know if I should/how I should display them!
Finally, my mama bought me this collection of poetry by Victor Hugo. I’ve never read any of his poetry so this might be a bit of a surprise and I don’t know if I’ll like it or not, but we’ll see! Obviously it was originally French too so it’ll be translated, which is always fun to read.
So there you have my Guernsey book haul! I’m so excited to get to read everything I acquired in Guernsey, and thank you very much to my parents and to my uncle for helping me to gather yet more books for my dragon-like pile of preciousssssssssssssss….
Have you read any here? What did you think of them?
Until the next time,